Schedule A Schools: Training Workshops for ELT Changes
Extended Learning Time meetings for School Site Council members: The School Site Council (SSC) is an integral part of the decisions made on how your school community will utilize the new and longer school day. It is extremely important that SSC members know what to expect and what is expected of them in this process.
In preparations for these changes the BTU has partnered with BPS to host ELT meetings for SSCs across the district. These meetings will be used to inform School Site Council and governing board members of their roles in the ELT transitioning process. Please encourage your school’s school site council members to register to attend one of the scheduled meetings by visiting www.btu.org/elt4ssc.
School Site Council Workshops
Throughout the school year the BTU and the BPS will be running a series of workshops familiarizing SSC members with the role of the School Site Council. Whenever possible, please register a week in advance of the session you are attending. BPS employees wishing to register can do so on MyLearningPlan. Any participant can register here or by emailing Caren Carew. Feel free to contact Caren with any questions or concerns as well.
Please refer to this SSC 2016 fall and winter flyer for information on attending additional SSC workshops.
Upcoming Allston/Brighton Meet and Greet
Finding it hard to make it to a regular membership meeting? Worry no more, a BTU Regional Meet and Greet is coming to the Allston-Brighton area! Come and share your thoughts and ideas, ask questions and get answers about the important issues in your classrooms and schools.
Please join us on Thursday, December 1 from 4-6 PM at Regina Pizzeria at 353 Cambridge Street in Allston. See the BTU website for more information.
Many Tax Sheltering Plans Offered in BPS: Some Good, Some Not So Good. Learn More on November 29
Annual EBONY Winter Gala
The 29th annual EBONY Winter Gala will be held on Friday, December 9 at the Boston Convention Center. Please see the flyer for more information.
Upcoming Meetings, Science Social
Election Committee Meeting this Thursday
The next meeting of the Boston Teachers Union Election Committee will be held this Thursday, November 17 at 4:30 PM at the BTU. All members are encouraged to attend.
Science Social this Friday
Join us this Friday, November 18 from 3-7 PM for a pre-Thanksgiving Science Social! We’ll gather at the Yard House (Fenway) at 126 Brookline Avenue in Boston. Appetizers will be generously provided by the UMass Boston COSMIC (Center for Math and Science in Context) office. We will be in the private bar area in the back. For driving, public transit, and parking directions, please visit the Science Socials website.
BTU Holiday Party: Tacky Sweaters Welcome
Please join us for a BTU Adult Tacky Holiday Sweater Party on Friday, December 2! There will be food, music and a cash bar. The person wearing the tackiest sweater will win a prize, so get creative! Please see the flyer or the BTU website for more information.
BTU Nights at the Garden
(We refuse to call it TD Boston Garden!)
Two BTU Friday Nights with the Celtics: Please join us to see the Celtics take on Philly on Friday, January 6 or Orlando on Friday, January 27. See the flyer for all the information you need.
Boston Teacher to Run Marathon for Rett Syndrome
A message from Tracy Freeman, 5th grade teacher at the Sumner:
On April 17, I will be running the Boston Marathon in honor of my son Aidan and all others who struggle with Rett Syndrome. Aidan is a remarkable 3-year-old boy who has beat the odds. Aidan is one of only a handful of boys who is living with Rett Syndrome. He spent the first year of his life fighting for his life. He was intubated thru numerous battles with pneumonia, RSV, and unspecified respiratory decline. He fought as hard as he possibly could to stay with us and he did it with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
My husband Michael and I have decided one way to fight for Aidan is to raise money for research, with the hope of some day reversing Rett. Please consider supporting our cause as the funds will benefit research for Rett Syndrome. You can donate online or you can mail a check to me @127 Richard Road, Stoughton, MA 02072. Please make your check payable to the Rett Syndrome Association of Massachusetts. Please remember all donations are tax deductible.
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